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Annual Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

The annual statistics for the Employment Tribunal Service for the year 1st April 2011 to 31st March 2012 have been reported showing a 15% drop in claims.  In total, 186,300 claims were lodged in 2011/2012 with 31% of these relating to unfair dismissal, 29% to the Working Time Regulations and 16% to unauthorised deductions from wages.  There has been a fall in the number of sex discrimination claims whilst the number of disability discrimination claims has remained relatively constant.  The report also contains details of how claims have progressed: 12% were successful, 33% ACAS conciliated and 27% withdrawn by the Claimant.  The remaining 28% have either been struck out or settled without assistance from ACAS. The efficiency of the Tribunal has been highlighted with 75% of claims being disposed of within 32 weeks.  These statistics beg the question whether the proposed Government reforms are as necessary as has been suggested.

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